This Week in WAC Women's Tennis - March 14
Wednesday, March 14
New Mexico State at UTEP, 1:00 p.m. CT
Dominican at San Jose State, 2:00 p.m. PT
#19 Notre Dame at Hawai’i, 1:30 p.m. HT
Thursday, March 15
Illinois State at Hawai’i, 1:30 p.m. HT
Friday, March 16
Fresno State at #70 UNLV, 10:00 a.m. PT
Idaho vs. Houston (Las Vegas, Nev.), 11:00 a.m. PT
Nevada at Santa Clara, TBA
Academy of Art at San Jose State, 2:00 p.m. PT
Saturday, March 17
Louisiana Tech at Xavier (La.), 11:00 a.m. CT
Fresno State vs. Virginia Commonwealth (Las Vegas, Nev.), 11:00 a.m. PT
#59 Wyoming at Hawai’i, 1:30 p.m. HT
Nevada at San Francisco, TBA
Sunday, March 18
Louisiana Tech at Nicholls State, 10:00 a.m. CT
Idaho vs. Kansas (Las Vegas, Nev.), 11:00 a.m. PT
New Mexico State at St. Edwards, 1:00 p.m. CT
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK (March 5-11)
Fresno State’s Marianne Jodoin has been named Verizon Western Athletic Conference Women’s Tennis Athletes of the Week for March 5-11.
Jodoin, a sophomore from Varennes, Canada (Ecole Georges HS), the 42nd-ranked singles player in the nation, led the No. 43 Bulldogs to a 7-0 victory over New Mexico State last Saturday. It was the Bulldogs’ second conference win of the season. The sophomore earned a pair of victories in singles and doubles against the Aggies. In singles she defeated Manon Sylvain, 6-0, 6-1, at the No. 1 spot. Jodoin is currently 9-2 for the season in singles. In doubles, she and partner Tanya Murtagh bested the Aggies’ Natalia Salum and Jodie Williams, 8-2.
Last Saturday, No. 60 Fresno State ran its winning streak to five duals with a 7-0 victory over conference opponent New Mexico State. The Bulldogs won every match in straight sets, winning in impressive fashion.
This week, the Bulldogs travel to Las Vegas, Nev. for two matches, against no. 70 UNLV, on Friday, and Virginia Commonwealth, on Saturday.
No. 58 Hawai’i went 1-1 last week, falling to #20 Texas Tech, 6-1, and sweeping Montana State, 7-0. Barbara Pinterova went 2-0 on the week at the No. 1 singles position, scoring a win over Texas Tech’s Elizabeth Ullathorne, ranked No. 122 in the nation.
This week, the Rainbow Wahine face No. 19 Notre Dame on Wednesday, Illinois State on Thursday and No. 59 Wyoming on Sunday.
Idaho was off last week. In its last action, UI went 2-1, scoring wins over UTEP (4-3) and New Mexico (5-2), before falling to WAC foe New Mexico State (4-3). Sophomore Vicky Lozano went a perfect 6-0 in singles and doubles on the week, all at the No. 1 spot.
This week, the Vandals travel to Las Vegas, Nev. for two matches. UI faces Houston on Thursday and Kansas on Friday.
Last week, Louisiana Tech was off. In its last action, LTU went 2-1, falling to San Jose State, 6-1, in a conference match, and earning a pair of 6-1 victories over Southern Miss and UALR. With three wins, junior Alena Erofeyeva improved to 10-0 this season in dual matches.
This week, the Lady Techsters travel to face Xavier (La.)., on Saturday, and Nicholls State, on Sunday.
Nevada went 0-2 last weekend, falling 6-1 to both No. 70 San Diego State and No. 72 Sacramento State. Emma Verberne and Michelle Okhremchuk earned singles victories on the weekend.
This week, the Wolf Pack travel to face Santa Clara on Friday and San Francisco on Saturday.
NEW MEXICO STATE
New Mexico State fell 7-0 to conference opponent Fresno State last Saturday, falling to 1-1 in WAC play.
This week, New Mexico State travels to Texas for two matches. The Aggies face rival UTEP on Wednesday and St. Edwards, in Austin, Texas, on Sunday.
SAN JOSE STATE
San Jose State went 2-0 last weekend, defeating Pacific, 4-3, and Southern Utah, 6-1. Chau Truong went undefeated in both No. 3 singles and No. 3 doubles, going 4-0 overall on the week. SJSU has won five straight matches.
This week, the Spartans host Dominican on Wednesday and Academy of Arts on Friday.
Utah State fell to Montana, 5-2, on Saturday.
This week, the Aggies are off. The Aggies host San Francisco on March 23 when USU returns to the court.